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Dad was right

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad's simple, but sound advice, "Stay off the roads."

December 31, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


USDA provides new cost share opportunities for organic producers and handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to apply for federal reimbursement to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic or transitional certification.

December 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Christmas tree removal

Did you enjoy a fresh cut tree for Christmas this year? There are many benefits to having one in your house for the season, but soon, they need to be taken down and removed from your house. There are a few ways that you can get rid of your Christmas tree in the Barton County area after the season. If you live in Great Bend or Ellinwood, you can take your tree (with lights, ornaments and tinsel removed) to the city composts sites. For Hoisington, you can take them out to the local burn site and they will burn them ...

December 31, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


The Likely Agricultural Stories of 2017

The 2017 is here and after a tumultuous 2016, here's hoping for a prosperous, happy New Year. As we enter a new year, let's take a brief look at the potential stories of the year.

December 31, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Conservation district to celebrate 69 years

The Barton County Soil Conservation District will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, at the Barton Community College Student Union. This marks the 69th anniversary of the district.

December 31, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The Christmas spirit is not what you drink

Some people forget about the true meaning of Christmas – celebrating the birth of Christ, love, friendship and spending time with the family. As a youngster, I have fond memories of Mom inside fixing turkey and dressing while my siblings and I would be playing outside throwing snowballs, playing "fox and geese" and just being kids.

December 23, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Kansas State University veterinary faculty reach out to cattle veterinarians and producers to addres

While shoppers may be counting down the days till Christmas, veterinarians and cattle producers are preparing for the first day of January when new federal rules go into effect on the use of antibiotics in feed.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


KDA will host six regional agribusiness development workshops

The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host six regional agribusiness development workshops in early 2017. Mark these dates on your calendar, as the workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development opportunities, and organizational contacts to assist with start-ups or expansions.

December 23, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Christmas Cactus

Merry Christmas Everyone! At this time of year, we bring plants into our house to help decorate for the season. Many of these, such as trees and poinsettias are removed and discarded at the end of the season, but Christmas Cactus are plants that you can enjoy all year long! I found a short article on them to share with you this week that goes over care if you have one already, or what to do if you are looking at getting a Cactus. I hope you enjoy this and I hope each and every one of you has a ...

December 23, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


The Year In Agriculture – Part 2

First, a very Merry Christmas to all. This week let's wrap up our look at the top agriculture stories of 2016. These are in no particular order and your list may vary from this one.

December 23, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


A minute with Marshall

Record crops, low commodity prices and stalled trade negotiations spell troubled times for Kansas farmers and ranchers heading into 2017.

December 17, 2016 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Master Gardner program

The Extension Master Gardener program through K-State Research and Extension is a valuable volunteer program that trades classroom hours of study with the experts in horticulture. In return, the Master gardeners give back to their communities with the knowledge they received. A long time Master Gardener for Barton County is Ron Cunningham of Ellinwood. I asked him to write a column for me to share this week. For more information about the Master Gardener program, call the Extension office at 620-793-1910. New classes are forming now, so call if you would like to be able to get involved!

December 17, 2016 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Barton County Delegates from Kansas Farm Bureau’s 98th annual meeting

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Unique expertise leads Kansas State University veterinary diagnostic researchers to quintet of swine

It's said that "good things come in threes," but for veterinary diagnostic researchers at Kansas State University, that number is five.

December 17, 2016 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The Year In Agriculture – Part 1

The Christmas season is here and a new year isn't far behind. This week and next, let's take a brief look at the top agriculture stories of 2016. These are in no particular order and your list may vary from this one.

December 17, 2016 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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Articles by Section - Agriculture


Agriculture is amazing

In case you hadn't noticed, agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear daily. This industry is increasingly contributing to fuel and other ...

March 25, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Essential Nutrients for Plants: Part II

Last week's column defined what an essential nutrient was and some ground rules. Today, will focus on a few more important concepts before discussing ...

March 25, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Spring fever

Safe usage of herbicides and pesticides is a practice today's farmers take seriously. To apply these chemicals, ag producers must attend classes and pass ...

March 18, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


SBA economic injury disaster loans available to kansas small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 Kansas counties and neighboring Colorado and Oklahoma counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Essential Nutrients for Plants: Part I

Things are at a bit of a standstill currently as Mother Nature can't seem to determine the thermostat setting, the wind seems to want ...

March 18, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Tree planting

When is the right time to plant a tree? The answer is 10 years ago. When is the next best time to plant one? Well ...

March 18, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


New commissioners elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the result of the elections held for the state's five grain commodity commissions, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans ...

March 18, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Praising Bossie

Talk to farmers, stockmen and ranchers – most will tell you how much they love their cows. Problem is, this humble and in most cases easy-going ...

March 11, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Kansas Ag Month kicks off with statewide food drive campaign

The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive kicked off Kansas Agriculture Month on March 2, in support of our neighbors in need and to reduce ...

March 11, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Dormancy in plants

This past February and now March are looking be unseasonably warm. This is causing the plants in your landscape to break dormancy early. I have ...

March 11, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Fire and the Prairie

You would have to have been living in a bubble to be unaware of the fires that swept across over 20 Kansas Counties and Oklahoma ...

March 11, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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